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Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Calgary
Date: May 6, 2007
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2007

This is one of my favorite shots from my first real artistic nude photography shoot.

Place: 414 out of 617
Avg (all users): 5.3793
Avg (commenters): 6.0909
Avg (participants): 5.3636
Avg (non-participants): 5.4516
Views since voting: 4163
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 174
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

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06/08/2007 08:05:48 PM
Agreed. I think this should have scored higher. A really nice photo.
06/08/2007 05:37:37 AM
Should have scored much higher, Nice work!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 08:25:26 PM
here there seems to be too much light on the girls face in relation to the rest of her body
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06/07/2007 07:15:06 PM
seductive pose - having her hand on screen in the lower left is a bit of a distraction
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06/07/2007 01:51:04 PM
Almost didn't realize it was a nude. The eye make up seems a little hard for the softness of the photo, otherwise, very lovely.
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06/04/2007 07:58:51 PM
The only complaint I have is the right hand in the bottom left corner..this is a little distracting. Frame is nice.
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06/03/2007 10:31:43 PM
nice eye contact from model, good lighting for fair skin.
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06/02/2007 08:34:51 PM
I see a very pretty natural girl... with what appears to be eyebrow make-up? Something very funky going on with the eyebrows. Very pretty photo though. I like the composition. Even though there's a breast in the photo the focus is still her eyes. Very tasteful nude.
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06/02/2007 10:00:28 AM
A different angle or crop might have worked better to get rid of her partial hand in the bottom left corner.
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06/01/2007 07:47:32 PM
Not keen on the vertical crop for this image...especailly with her hand cut off in the bottom left area. The eyes also nee4d to be more in focus than the lips.
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06/01/2007 06:12:54 PM
Composed fine but there are several technical issues to address... mainly that the white balance is probably not correct for the lighting.

1-Shoulder and chest areas have yellow color cast. 2-Face has red color cast. 3-Areas on either side of the nose and around the mouth border on being overexposed. 4-What is probably her hand in the lower left side of the image is a distraction.

Red face and yellow skin can probably be corrected with a remarkably simple "Curves" adjustment layer, maybe both at the same time. In that you create the "Curves" adjustment layer, select the red channel and then drag the center down and away from the word "red". It won't take much. If it does not correct the yellow cast then try creating a "Hue/Saturation" Adjustment layer, select 'yellow' in the popup list and drag the saturation slider left to desaturate the yellows until you get a nice natural skin color. Use a little burn to darken around the nose and mouth a touch for more softness and beauty. Lastly, clone out the segment of hand in the lower left corner of the frame.

Do these things for starters and you will flatter your model better in this photograph.
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06/01/2007 01:46:22 PM
Nice angle and nice expression, but the lighting on the face is problematic. It's quite a bit too hot on the upper side of the face. Also, the bit of hand in the bottom left corner is distracting.
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06/01/2007 10:24:18 AM
Very lovely model, but I have a few issues with the photo. First of, the hand(?) in the bottom left corner distracts my eye from the rest of the shot. Crop a bit tighter to help that. Lighting is also a bit harsh and a tad warm.
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06/01/2007 07:00:50 AM
nice tits
06/01/2007 01:15:06 AM
This would have been even better if her right hand wasn't in the shot...
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